I like stuffed peppers but my husband just picks all the filling out and leaves the pepper behind. In an effort to appease my sweetie I made a casserole using the rice filling for stuffed peppers. I added in 2-3 chopped green peppers (for me :) and kicked up the flavor for Matt. I kicked up the flavor a lot! More than I had intended...a bit too much for my little boys. If you like spicy go for the recipe below. If you like things milder I have indicated suggested substitutions.
Spicy Green Pepper & Rice Casserole Source: An 'A' For Effort
2-3 green peppers, chopped
1 lb hot sausage (Mild substitution: ground beef)
6 C cooked rice (or more)
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Mild substitution: plain diced tomatoes without chilies)
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp chili powder (Mild substitution: omit completely)
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can mushrooms
salt & pepper to taste
Optional: Shredded cheddar cheese for topping
1. Cook rice to make 6 + cups.
2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
3. Brown and drain hot sausage, green pepper and onion.
4. Combine all ingredients in a very large bowl.
5. Place in a 9 x 13 pan. Top with cheese.
6. Bake until hot.